An estimated 1.1 billion people in the world don't have access to clean drinking water, and an estimated 1.6 billion don't have electricity. The estimated number of people without access to the internet ranges from 5 to 5.5 billion. These figures add up to a big problem for the world â€” and an equally big opportunity for entrepreneurs who choose to work with people in the â€œBase of Pyramid.â€
Ecosphere Energy Systems Inc (EES) has developed the Ecos Lifelink, a power, water filtration and WiFi communications center all in one box. The Ecos Lifelink is designed for ease of transportation and set up. The box is compatible with international shipping container standards and most of its features are built for easy deployment.
The Lifelink uses slide out high power photovoltaic panels that extend from the container combined with an easy to set up wind turbine. Energy is stored in onboard batteries. The Ecosphere Energy System is designed to have excess capacity so that it can provide power in areas that are off the grid.
A lack of clean water is the main health challenge for over 2 billion people. The Ecos Lifelink water filtration system can draw water in from miles away and purify it using entirely renewable energy.
TheEcosphere Lifelink also includes all the latest techno-gadgetry with satellite connectivity, WiFi, VoIP and VSAT. Lifelink units are capable of communicating between themselves at a distance of 30 miles and based on their WiFi capabilities they should be able to perform as base stations for interconnected swarms of $100.00 laptops.
Ecosphere was presented recently at the Cleantech Venture Capital Forum in San Francisco, CA. This neat multifunctional device could instantly improve the standard of living for thousands wherever it is deployed. I hope the Venture Capitalists work with NGOs to see the need and potential for the Lifelink.
Ecos LifeLink is revolutionary in the fact that it will use only the power of the sun and wind to create and store the energy needed to run water filtration components, pumps, or motors. LifeLink can be used to provide water and electricity for a small village. Multiple systems could be used throughout a village to power its school, water system, buildings, and communications systems.
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